Outdoor Classes

     HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

FOR OUTDOOR CLASSES

In Consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of all families who attend classes or programs at Music Together of Monroe-Newtown in person we will be following guidelines as set by the State of CT as well as the CDC for outdoor events and summer camps.

1.  Before every class, participants will be required to participate in a basic health screening consisting of these 4 questions:

* Do you currently have any symptoms of cold or flu?

* Have you or anyone in your household been diagnosed with COVID-19 virus?

* Have you traveled internationally (or just travelled) in the last 14 days?   please note the State guidelines regarding self quarantine for 14 days if you are re entering CT from one of the states considered to be hot spots.  These are changing daily and would prevent you from attending classes.

* Have you or anyone in your household been directed to self quarantine?

2.  Please refrain from attending class if you have been diagnosed with coronavirus, if you or your child(ren) have been in close proximity to someone who has recently had the coronavirus, if you are your children are feeling sick, have a fever, cough, or are experiencing general difficulty breathing.  A refund or credit, pro-rated if necessary will be offered should you need to cancel your registration for Outdoor Class Series due to exposure to COVID-19.  A series of Zoom makeup days will be added into the 6 week session for individually miss classes. There will be no refunds or credits offered for individual missed classes.  Contact our office if you have further questions.

3.  If you are anyone in your family, or anyone you have been in close contact with is diagnosed with COVID-19 symptoms after attending a class with Music Together of Monroe-Newtown or at any time during the semester, you are required to report that immediately to our office by text or email.

4.  If there is a change in the guidelines by the State of CT or the CDC regarding outdoor in person classes or a quarantine due to exposure that causes us to no longer be able to hold outdoor classes, we will resume the session on Zoom.  There will be no refund/credits if we are no longer able to hold classes due to these circumstances.

5.  Please wash your hands frequently, and before and after attending our classes.  A sanitization station will be in place with hand sanitizer.  We recommend that every family bring their own hand sanitizer as well.

6.  During class, children and adults will be required to maintain a 10 – 15 ft distance between themselves and other participants who are not in the same family or other cohort.  This could be challenging as children naturally tend to be social and it was not the norm I the past during our indoor classes.  However, we will be asking every family to be responsible to keep the appropriate distance with their children.  Please be award of the guideline and help us maintain to keep everyone safe.  MTMN will clear mark spaces at 15 ft between each family – when you arrive you can place your blanket on a designated spot.

7.  Children will not be required to wear masks.

8.  Adults shall wear a surgical style face mask or other covering of their nose and mouth within 6 feet of those who are not in the same household, unless doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety due to medical conditions.

9.  The Music Together Teacher will be teaching within a designated 15ft distance in relationship to participants.  If a child approaches the teacher, she/he will back up to a safe distance and ask the parent to please redirect their child back to their spot.

10. Instruments and other objects will not be shared.  Families will be asked prior to the session starting if they would prefer to bring their own instruments or “borrow” a set from MTMN.  If you would like to “borrow”, you would be responsible for cleaning and care of the instruments for the session and to bring them to class each week.   2 egg shakers, 2 rhythm sticks, one scarf. At the end of the session they must be returned to the teacher in a plastic bag with your name.  A $15.00 fee will be incurred for any missing or broken instruments or if they are not returned.

11. Weather issues – If the class is cancelled due to rain or heat, classes will be held on Zoom that day.  Every effort will be made to rescheduled a cancelled class.  Reschedule days will be Friday, Saturday and Sundays.  There will be no refunds or credits for missed classes.

12. Facilities – Castle Hill Farm has a porta potty and Putney Chapel has an indoor bathroom we have access to.  All classes are outdoors and little to no shade.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO CLASS:

1. A BLANKET OR SOMETHING TO SIT ON

2. WATER BOTTLE AND SUNSCREEN

3. HAND SANITZER

4. INSTRUMENTS

5. YOUR JOY OF MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER!